CANHR’s Statement: RCFE Reform Act bills have been signed into law 

Several years ago, it was becoming apparent that California’s model for assisted living for elderly adults (Residential Care Facilities for the Elderly – RCFEs) was breaking down.  Residents were more sick and more dependent and the staff members providing care were often poorly trained and unable to meet the basic needs of the residents.  During this time, the number of RCFEs and RCFE residents grew substantially and state oversight from the Department of Social Services (DSS) evaporated, withered by budget cuts and management that had surrendered its mission as a consumer protection agency.

CANHR’s Statement: RCFE Reform Act bills have been signed into law

Several years ago, it was becoming apparent that California’s model for assisted living for elderly adults (Residential Care Facilities for the Elderly – RCFEs) was breaking down.  Residents were more sick and more dependent and the staff members providing care were often poorly trained and unable to meet the basic needs of the residents.  During this time, the number of RCFEs and RCFE residents grew substantially and state oversight from the Department of Social Services (DSS) evaporated, withered by budget cuts and management that had surrendered its mission as a consumer protection agency.

August 2014

In this Issue

In This Issue

For the Department of Social Services, The More Things Change…

August 14th was a milestone day in the year-long effort to reform Residential Care Facilities for the Elderly (RCFE) in California.